Matrix247 along with their video conferencing partners ViewPoint hosted an evening of informative speakers at their roundtable dinner event “Video Communications is transforming the legal sector” at the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday 25th February. Over 60 senior decision makers from the legal sector from the northwest and beyond gathered to enjoy a three-course meal in the iconic Manchester venue, and to hear insights from Bill Kirby, Scott Harding and Stephen Newton on how video communications technology is helping leading law firms to solve their most pressing business challenges.
Bill Kirby, Director of Professional Choice Consultancy and a perennial contributor to The Messenger, began by outlining the current economic landscape for law firms, explaining how the ability to increase billable hours and simultaneously cut costs, even if only by a seemingly small margin, can have a big impact on a firm’s bottom line.
Scott Harding, Deputy Managing Partner of Poole Alcock LLP, followed on by giving a compelling example of how his firm has seen a wealth of benefits from implementing video communications, not only in the firm’s profitability by increasing case-loads and minimising unproductive travel time, but also in staff morale and communications with the easy-to-use and cost effective technology.
Stephen Newton, Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at Harvard, gave us an expert’s view on organisational culture and the importance of maximising the benefits of meeting time both internally and with clients, and the ever-increasing need to eliminate unproductive time in order to succeed in a competitive marketplace.
The evening rounded off with hosts Quentin Birchall of Viewpoint and Stephen Pritchard of Matrix247, both MLS Advantage members, explaining how video communications technology can help law firms to raise productivity and profitability and ultimately to drive competitive advantage by maximising billable hours, eliminating expensive and unproductive travel time; by improving client care, providing customers with instant and easy-to-use access to legal experts irrespective of location; and by improving communications across their organisations, linking multiple offices effectively and at low cost, unifying communications and making business processes leaner and more efficient.
The evening was well attended, with Manchester Law Society President Louise Straw and Chief Executive Fran Eccles-Bech joining Directors, Managing Partners, Senior Partners and IT Directors from over 25 different leading law firms, including JMW, Rowlinsons, Stephensons, Addleshaw Goddard, and Weightmans to name a few.
Denis Stevenson, Business Development Director, Rowlinsons Solicitors
We want to help you align a communication strategy with your business strategy. What we can do is provide you with a video conference return on investment report factoring in all the benefits video conferencing would bring your firm. For a copy of the presentation produced on the evening, email or call Mia on 0345 36 20 247